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These past few days we've seen a lot of interesting devices and new technologies revealed, but one beautiful device that caught my eye was the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900. The K900 is a giant of a phone that matches up in size to the Galaxy Note II – but how well do the specs compare? Could the Lenovo IdeaPone K900 actually pose as a threat to the Samsung Galaxy Note II? Let’s check out the differences between the specs and features in both devices.

First we’ll look at the Galaxy Note II since we’re more familiar with it. The Galaxy Note II measures in at a whopping 5.5-inches, making it questionable whether the device should be used for a phone or a tablet, so why not both? The popular “phablet” from Samsung quickly gained a following with its first generation device, the Galaxy Note, and only got more popular with its second release. The Galaxy Note II has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 PPI pixel density) on a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 screen. The behemoth device runs top-tier performance on a Quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and has 2 GB of RAM. We have an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.9-megapixel camera on the front. The device comes in 16, 32, or 64 GB versions with option for expandable memory up to 64 GB through microSD. The device currently runs on Android version 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean).

We know that Samsung wasn’t messing around when they made the Note, and even people like me who don’t really like the size of the device can admit that the features and specs alone may actually be worth a little carpal tunnel from stretched out hands. While the specs of the Note II aren’t anything new to us, I’ve decided to add it in as a refresher before comparing them with the specs of the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900.

The Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 is, at a glance, a very elegant looking phone. It’s generally a good first impression when the phone looks solid, let alone actually being made out of durable material like the  stainless steel featured on the back of the device (to match kitchen appliances!) The corners of the device are sharp and the handset looks professional. However, while looks are what draws the customer in we all know that it’s what’s inside that counts. Let’s have a look, shall we?

The Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 also features a 5.5-inch display on a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 screen, but has a much higher pixel density with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, giving it a pixel density of ~401 ppi (a full HD display). This device only runs on a 1.8 GHz dual-core Intel processor with 2 GB of RAM, which makes it a bit slower than the Galaxy Note II but nonetheless still shows great performance capabilities. The back features a 13-megapixel camera, and the front facing camera is about the same as the Galaxy Note 2 at 2-megapixels. This device only comes with 16 GB of internal memory and an option for expandable memory up to 32 GB. This device will run on Android version 4.2 (Jelly Bean).

Both phones have really nice specs in their own regards. While the Galaxy Note II surpasses the IdeaPhone with its speedier processor and options for more memory, the IdeaPhone takes the lead in other aspects like higher resolution and better cameras.

Then you have to consider the features each phone offers. One of the biggest pluses of a Galaxy Note II is the S-Pen, which draws a lot of customers in because it takes the term “stylus” to a whole new level – the S-Pen actually feels like a real pen and makes it comfortable to adapt to when using the device for writing or art purposes. The Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 doesn’t really have any special quirks that make it especially worth noting other than its elegant and ultra thin design, which in my opinion overshadows the cheap plastic design of the Galaxy Note II any day.

Although the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 is currently unavailable in North America, the representative in our hands-on video states that Lenovo is currently taking the first steps in branching their smartphone market out into more countries – and I for one hope that North America will soon be among them. 

Could the Lenovo IdeaPhone be considered even competition against the Galaxy Note 2? After all, there are some aspects of the IdeaPhone that prevail over the Galaxy Note 2, and vice versa. I could see people who are in the market for a phablet to go either way with these smartphones as both offer optimal performance and different enticing features.

What do you think readers? Does the Lenovo IdeaPhone seem like a solid competition for the Galaxy Note II? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


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Michael A. Lococo
Michael A. Lococo Why does the button layout look like Windows Phone? I wouldn't complain if they want to actually put a Great OS like WP8 on some real hardware.
Carlton Littlejohn
Carlton Littlejohn Maybe if Lenovo would bring it to the US&EU
Anonymous
Anonymous Definitely the Note 2...stop trying to compete with a BEAR LOL!
Jimmy Pai
Jimmy Pai This sucker more nice looking than the Htc one and iphone5...
Josef Ruiz
Josef Ruiz k900 looks nice! Talent Trust - Offshore with a difference
Magnus Larsson
Magnus Larsson Yeah
Myron Black
Myron Black damn right the k900 will kick notes ass
Lewis Hachmeister
Lewis Hachmeister If the Note 2 had the build quality the Lenovo I'd love it even more. To say that the K900 will beat the Note 2 I just don't think it can. Even when leaving the performance specs out the Note 2 wins just because of the S Pen. Having the ability just to use a device without worry of fingerprints is nice, not to mention everything else you can do with it. Note 2 takes this one.
Eric Magana
Eric Magana Its funny that many Samsung users are blind and in denial.
Charles W. Y. Wong
Charles W. Y. Wong Nope
Vincent Tilghman
Vincent Tilghman Function over Form always... not the other way around.
Dwayne Cook
Dwayne Cook It's ugly... note two still rules.
Nathan Bryant
Nathan Bryant And then the Note III comes out. Of course this will be better. It's been about a year or going on it.
Alexander Wardlaw
Alexander Wardlaw lenovo makes a decent computer... but not the best... their customer support is TERRIBLE.. I have one of their android tablets.. support is not existant, updates dont happen... I rooted my tablet... now it actually works better...
Javier Sanchez Ojeda
Javier Sanchez Ojeda No. There's to many features in the note 2
Naveen Shan
Naveen Shan Hahaha whatt
Jun Yu Tan
Jun Yu Tan Great design. Intel processor. Yes. Over the note 2 any day. Considering that I'll flash the rom once I get my hands on any android. Can't stand any manufacturer UI.
Matt Peters
Matt Peters Not to the US market, lol.
Jacob Grumbles
Jacob Grumbles Haha I don't know whats funnier the fact that you guys are asking this question or that Eric magana thinks the LG optimus g pro is better .
Frank F. Bona
Frank F. Bona No need to mention iphone..
Stephen Victor
Stephen Victor Anthony, this fb post didnt even mention iPhones. So who's the troll here, eh?
Stephen Victor
Stephen Victor That would be a big Leno-NO.
Ladale Toliver
Ladale Toliver Have a galaxy gs3 and waiting on the 4 so no I would not
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski Note 2 rules until the s4 comes.
Kelvin Keak
Kelvin Keak It just doesn't have the love and sex to back it all up...
Jose Be Julme
Jose Be Julme No.
Markus Howard
Markus Howard Note 2 Destroys all
William Smith
William Smith No the note 2 has the best software features!
Ricky Bonilla
Ricky Bonilla Once more, Note 2 army UNITE
Ediben Yoonan
Ediben Yoonan Yes
Lauren Ashley Nash
Lauren Ashley Nash I'm fine with my humble little HTC One V, its not a Samsung Note or Galaxy, but it works pretty good. lol
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski Laughable.
Ken Reil
Ken Reil LOL
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. The only threat to the Note 2 is the Note 3.
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey I'm not sold. What's "better" about the camera on the Lenovo??? Because it has 13MP? PhoneDog, stop behaving like typical, brainless iPhone trolls. Megapixels mean NOTHING, other than being able to produce massively large photos for print media or to be displayed on a big screen. It has nothing to do with the quality of a photo. And dual-core processor, only 33GB of storage (I have 80GB on my Note 2 with my 64GB external microSD card), and a design that I really don't find too flattering (the new BlackBerry 10 looks much better), I'll stick to my Note 2. Seems like the only phone coming out that will make me even semi- jealous, is the Galaxy S IV.
Eric Magana
Eric Magana Well maybe I guess, but the Optimus G pro beats both of them anyway.
Kay Yon
Kay Yon LOL.
Fabian Toti
Fabian Toti looks ok
Jason Vargas
Jason Vargas No big phone will outsell the Note 2. Instead of filling in the trends that Samsung and Apple set they should try and innovate their software. Slapping an ugly skin on Android and making the phone big won't so anything Huge
Aaron Cantu
Aaron Cantu i like the way it looks but i havent heard anything about it yet... deeply enjoy my note 2 and it would take a lot to make me want to change to another
Michael Myers
Michael Myers Hahahahaha who wrote this?
Reese Woodson
Reese Woodson Nope
Cj Espiritu
Cj Espiritu first comment
Jay Lazz
Jay Lazz Would you consider older ass over 21 and prime? Not even a question
Adam Ewing
Adam Ewing Thing is, if you already own the Note 2 you don't care because you just enjoy the great phablet you already have.
Rodolfo Revelo
Rodolfo Revelo Yes! It's very appealing.
Matt Groff
Matt Groff Not sold in the US. So no.
Michael Croft Georgiadis
Michael Croft Georgiadis at least its much more appealing in terms of design




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